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It was not his fight. 

But he will still be the one to end it. 

The galaxy remembers Hadrian Marlowe as a hero who burned every last alien Cielcin from the sky. The man remembers how he tried to save them - to negotiate with them, to learn more of them - and how his attempts were frustrated by his own side and creatures stranger still than any Cielcin he'd encountered thus far.  

Hadrian Marlowe's path might have ended in fire...but the road to it was winding and leads through intrigue, and battle, to war.... 

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©2019 Christopher Ruocchio (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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ruined by terrible narration

I absolutely loved the first book. it was my book of the year, and I was so incredibly excited for the sequel.

it's here, and I can't stand it. I have no idea why they replaced John Lee, but there are so many other English narrators with similar voices to his that could have attempted a similar style. Saul reichlin does a terrible job, with strange pauses in the wrong spots in sentences and no gaps when there should be gaps.

don't buy the audio book, even if you're a fan of the first book.

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Great story, dreadful detail

Overall I love the scale and breadth of the story but the writer has the most annoying pattern that when, with dialogue, a question will be asked and the answer is interspersed with three paragraphs of reflection before it is delivered.

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I love this series

The change of narrator from the first book is a bit annoying but otherwise a great book.

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  • Pip
  • 22-11-2020

What happened to John Lee?!?

I was really looking forward to the 2nd book as the storyline in the first book was so promising. However, I didn't get past the first few sentences - the narrator for book 2 is just awful. I will be returning this book until you bring back the most excellent John Lee!

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  • Sarra
  • 12-11-2020

narrator

audible please re-record with a better i really enjoyed the first book but a narrator can make or kill a book.
book 1 john lee excellent.
book2 cant get passed for chapter because of saul whoever i shall avoid like the plague or covid .
ruined just ruined

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  • Erin
  • 28-05-2020

Good sequel

Great book. Preferred the narrator in the first book but a good performance non the less. Would be interested for him to expand on the events directly after the events of the first book as the snippets given make it sound compelling. Readers may be slightly lost at first as you are dumped into the middle of a story but it is nice not to be spoon fed by an author.

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  • Rogeraee
  • 29-12-2020

A bit difficult to get into, I was never gripped.

Maybe it is me being an old man, but I really felt that at times it was disjointed, having said that the words, descriptions and phrases used made up for the slow times. A long book and I have already purchased the other two, but will give them a miss for the time being. need something more realistic for a while.

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  • 07-12-2020

Excellent second book

This is the second book in the sun eater series, and carries on the adventures of Hadrian Marlow.
This book is a little bit slower than the first, but it makes up for that with the overall plot and the introduction of new characters. The narrator has also been changed and as much as I love listening to Jon Lee, the new narrator is an even better fit for how the story is told.

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